- Cows And Global Warming Again
The cow as killer of the climate: this more recent portrayal of our bovine friends is because their digestion causes them to produce methane almost continuously and pound for pound methane has a much larger impact on global warming than carbon dioxide. Now ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 12 2007 - 6:05pm
- Conservation Breakthrough: 3,000 Rare Lapwings Discovered In Turkey
Hopes are rising for one of the world’s rarest birds after the discovery of the largest flock seen for more than 100 years. More than 3,000 critically endangered sociable lapwings have been found in the Ceylanpinar district of south-eastern Turkey after a ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 18 2007 - 10:43pm
- New Wastewater Treatment System For Removing Heavy Metals
The presence in the environment of large quantities of toxic metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, zinc or others, poses serious health risks to humans, and this threat puts the scientific community under pressure to develop new methods to detect and elim ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 18 2007 - 2:15am
- What The Endangered Cruziohyla Calcarifer Frog Can Teach Us About Conservation
Nearly a third of the world’s 6,000 amphibian species are threatened with extinction and more than 120 species have already vanished from the planet. Across the globe, conservation organisations and professionals are mobilising efforts to help save as many ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 25 2007 - 10:38am
- Report: 29 Percent Of Primates Going Extinct
Mankind’s closest living relatives – the world’s apes, monkeys, lemurs and other primates – are under unprecedented threat from destruction of tropical forests, illegal wildlife trade and commercial bushmeat hunting, with 29 percent of all species in dange ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 25 2007 - 11:21pm
- Calibrating Global Warming Research: A New Yardstick For Accuracy Is Needed
In political polling, as the same questions are asked of more and more people the uncertainty (expressed as margin of error) declines and the results become a clearer snapshot of public opinion- yet with climate issues additional research does not substant ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 27 2007 - 6:19am
- Mabira Forest Reserve Update: No To Sugar
A campaign by conservationists has helped save one of Africa’s unspoilt forests from massive development for biofuel. Mabira Forest Reserve is about eight miles north of Lake Victoria. Logging began in 1906 and damage from intensive coffee, banana cultivat ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 28 2007 - 11:13pm
- Excessive Nitrogen Fertilizers Deplete Organic Carbon In Soil
The common practice of adding nitrogen fertilizer is believed to benefit the soil by building organic carbon, but four University of Illinois soil scientists used analyses of soil samples from the University of Illinois Morrow Plots that date back to befor ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 29 2007 - 5:03pm
- Global Warming Is A Risk Management Issue
We are moving toward the end of 2007 and there are still people that question whether the planet is warming up and more specifically whether humans have anything to do with it. I have listened to and read some of the thinking of these people and it falls ...
Article - David Houle - Apr 2 2008 - 4:43pm
- Meta-Tyrosine: Natural Herbicide Found In Lawn Grass
Certain varieties of common fescue lawn grass come equipped with their own natural broad-spectrum herbicide that inhibits the growth of weeds and other plants around them. Cornell researchers have identified the herbicide as an amino acid called meta-tyros ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 8 2007 - 11:41am